Although he said
Graham was activated from the PUP list on Aug. 10 and returned to team work at practice last Wednesday. He'll conclude the preseason without any appearances, with everything suggesting that he's truly questionable for Week 1 against the Dolphins. Even if he plays, Graham probably won't be ready for a full starter's complement of snaps, perhaps being limited to passing downs and red-zone work. Luke Willson figures to pick up the slack, with Nick Vannett (ankle) and/or Brandon Williams possibly chipping in.
While Graham may not be ready to go by Week 1, his involvement in team drills is a huge step in the right direction. Look for more updates to come in the following week as the tight end expands his workload. Expect Luke Willson to dominate the first-team reps the remainder of the preseason schedule.
Though he didn't care to elaborate during Sunday's media session, Carroll did provide some useful information just four days prior, saying that Graham is close to being cleared for team drills. At this point, Graham might not be ready for Week 1 even if he were to return to practice within the next few days, as his initial participation in team drills probably wouldn't include full-contact work. The 29-year-old tight end is highly unlikely to play in a preseason game, but the Seahawks haven't given up hope that he could be ready for Week 1. Even if he does suit up for the first game, Graham might be eased back in with a part-time role, and there's no guarantee he'll fully regain his explosiveness.
Graham (knee) might not be ready for Week 1, ESPNreports.
Graham returned to practice last week but has not participated in team drills. Coach Pete Carroll said the team has no timetable for Graham to be back to full speed. The previous expectation that Graham would be ready for Week 1 always seemed a overly optimistic, and it wouldn't be surprising if he missed more than just one week considering the severity of the injury.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Graham (knee) is close to being cleared for team drills and will undergo more testing early next week, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Graham has resumed practicing for almost exactly a week now, but is being contained to a very limited level of participation. Since Carroll noted that Graham still has more testing do next week, the tight end is all but confirmed as out for the Seahawks' exhibition game against the Vikings on Thursday, and will aim to take the field for Seattle's third preseason game versus Dallas next Thursday.
|P4||9/1/16||@ OAK||10:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/23/16||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ NE||8:30 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ GB||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||5||31||356||11.5||52||5||3||1||21|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||99||1310||13.2||59||11||18||2||74|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||85||982||11.6||46||9||12||1||59|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||86||1215||14.1||56||16||19||5||61|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||13||85||889||10.5||29||10||8||0||54|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||5||1||3||3.0||3||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||11||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||9||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||13||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||1||0||20||1||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||15||1||0||0||2||0||0||2||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||1||0||-2||1||0|
|2014||New Orleans Saints||16||2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|